In response to residents' concerns, Councillor David Chernusenko has worked with the Main Street project team and OC Transpo to identify an alternative route to provide transit service in Old Ottawa East from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. for Sunday Bike Days. With the closure of Colonel By on Sundays during the summer, buses were unable to take this original detour route, which basically meant no transit service for a large portion of Old Ottawa East.
Every Sunday from now until Sept. 6, the No. 5 and No. 16 northbound buses will now travel along Clegg St. to McGillivray St., Hazel St., Echo Dr. and Colonel By Dr..
This alternative, in effect only on Sundays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., will have three new temporary stops:
- Route 5: Clegg St. east of McGillivray
- Routes 5 and 16: Echo Dr. south of the driveway to Immaculata High School
- Routes 5 and 16: Echo Dr. south of Graham
Each route runs every half hour, meaning there will be 16 buses in total using this revised route on Sundays.
OC Transpo Customer Relations can be reached at 613-842- 3600. Bus route information can be found on the OC Transpo website at octranspo.com.